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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Talking Blues - John Greenway

Folklorist John Greenway records his versions of mainly Depression-era talking blues, including those of Woody Guthrie, in the late '50s.  Subjects covered include the Dust Bowl, social workers, subways, Prohibition and the Atom Bomb.  'I Like Ike' brings things bang up to date in '58.  A stimulating, if slightly studied and polite introduction to a faded art form.

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